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Unilever PLC Reviews

Updated October 30, 2014
Updated October 30, 2014
48 Reviews
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  1.  

    OK

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    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)
    Former Employee - Graduate Engineer in Lagos (Nigeria)

    I worked at Unilever PLC as a contractor (more than an year)

    Pros

    Multinational company touching lives everyday

    Cons

    remuneration isn't fantastic in Nigeria like rival P&G.
    Culture isn't as strong

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Ensure that policies and corporate culture is practicalised at the bottom

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  2.  

    Its a great place to work

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    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC as a contractor

    Pros

    Supportive environment and great people to work with

    Cons

    Salary is not always according to the market

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    need to avoid bias sometimes

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Unique

    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC full-time (less than an year)

    Pros

    Agile working and versatile Style

    Cons

    Cold and impersonal working environment.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Do take care the relationships with wl1 as they are the ones whom help the wl2 and above perform.

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  5.  

    Positive

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Marketing driven organisation
    Great culture

    Cons

    Slower career progression due to large size

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    .

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  6.  

    Ever changing

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    • Senior Management
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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Name recognition, global organization, opportunity for growth

    Cons

    Continuously changing, silo mentality, very large organization, complex structure, costly unit/region reporting structure, lacks work/life balance

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Structure is complex and redundant needs to be simplified in order to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. Example: why is the marketing manager/director for Mexico work out of Argentina?

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Exciting, challenging, rewarding and fun.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager
    Current Employee - Customer Account Manager

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Unilever is a very large global company and as a result there are a plethora of opportunities both in the UK and abroad.

    The Unilever culture is based around people. They understand stand that if they treat the employees right then they will get the success that they want.

    Cons

    Due to the size of Unilever, you can sometimes find yourself lost in such a huge organization. when in the UK business it is sometimes hard to think of the business as global, however my next role in brand development may help to change this.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    I would say that the higher levels should get more traction with the Unilever graduates. It is the Unilever Future Leaders Program and therefore i believe meeting higher management at the start would provide inspriation and support for the future.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  8.  

    A company with great values and strong ethics but level of persistent on-going change is unsettling good people.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Finance Director
    Former Employee - Finance Director

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Strong values and ethics
    Diverse middle management
    Strong corporate social responsibility
    Very talented and bright people
    Collegiate, consultative work style
    Driven, ambitious people who are on the whole respectful of others
    Well established control processes mean this a business that is less likely than others to make bad decisions.

    Cons

    Collegiate and consultative style can delay decision making.
    Control processes can be badly applied by some individuals limiting creativity and entrepreneurial spirit.
    More needs to be done with regard to diversity, particularly in leadership roles.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Decide on a clear strategy and stick with it for sufficient time to see the outcome. There has been so much change in recent years, some of it very necessary, but there comes a time to stabilise the business and focus on competing.

    No opinion of CEO
  9.  

    good stepping stone.

    • Comp & Benefits
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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    It is a great opportunity to grow and learn from others. There are opportunities to move up if you are motivated.

    Cons

    In order to move up, you must be visible - that is, your oral communication must be great so others can see that too.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    To appreciate the employees more and provide more bonuses and raises. They are why you are so successful so treat them welll.

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO
  10.  

    Good company that respects its employees, its customers, and the environment.

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    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    Unilever employees are down to earth, and actually care about the work they do. Overall, the company stresses ethics, and tries to make the workplace feel small in your individual responsibilities, but yet linked to a huge multinational resource.

    Cons

    Some of the work I was assigned was routine, and not the most challenging. Additionally, I felt like there were not many outlets for new ideas.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Give more challenging projects, and more responsibility to younger employees. Also, encourage new ideas and creativity, and create an environment where learning and problem solving is the norm.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  11.  

    Good place

    • Comp & Benefits
    • Work/Life Balance
    • Senior Management
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I have been working at Unilever PLC

    Pros

    There's a lot of very nice and good people from my experience. Good benefits, reasonable managers and if you are really passionate, you can go places.

    Cons

    Just like any big companies, there's pressure to perform. Still gotta make the money and give them the results they want.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Managers should make more of an effort to learn what was done from the previous organization and ask feedbacks from their employess what works and what doesn't

    Recommends
    No opinion of CEO

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